Premier League: Mohamed Salah, who has scored 21 goals in all competitions this season, scored twice in Liverpool’s 3-1 win over West Ham United on Sunday.
- Liverpool beat West Ham United 3-1 in their Premier League meeting on Sunday
- Mo Salah became the first Liverpool player since Ian Rush to score more than 20 goals in 4 consecutive seasons
- Salah scored twice as Liverpool moved up to 3rd place, 4 points behind leaders Manchester City
Mohammed Salah returned to scoring as Liverpool beat West Ham United 3-1 at London Stadium in their Premier League meeting on Sunday. Salah scored twice, which included a chip in front of the keeper in a stunning counterattack, as he ended his league-scarring drought.
Mohamed Salah ended a scoreless six-game Premier League streak by scoring for the first time since December 19 in the league. Salah opened the scoring in Sunday’s big clash and doubled Liverpool’s lead 11 minutes later. Georgio Wijnaldum made it 3-0 in the 84th minute before Craig Dawson pulled one off for West Ham in the 87th minute.
Salah appears to be returning to peak form and manager Jurgen Klopp is not surprised by the Egyptian’s record-breaking feat in English football. Salah became the first Liverpool player since Ian Rush in 1987 to score at least 20 goals in all competitions in 4 successive seasons. Rush had scored more than 20 goals for the Premier League giants between 1981 and 1987.
“I’m not surprised. I work with him (Salah) daily and he will never stop having a huge desire to score goals,” Klopp said.
‘I thought he hadn’t forced it’
There was questions about Liverpool’s striking form as the reigning champions suffered a bad run in January. However, the Reds are back on the winning streak with back-to-back wins over Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham. Liverpool are in 3rd place with 40 points, 4 less than leaders Manchester City.
Klopp said Salah has worked hard and has no doubts the world-class player will return to peak form as soon as possible.
“He’s a world class player, there’s no question about it. Like I’ve said the last few weeks when we haven’t scored so much, the only thing you can do is try and try to again… good decisions or better decisions, ”Klopp said.
“Tonight he didn’t force it. The first goal was a smart goal and over the last few weeks he probably would have tried to shoot between the legs, but it really kept the big picture and threw the ball in. the far corner. Top-class goal. “